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President Donald Trump designated Brazil a “major non-NATO ally” on Wednesday, making good on a pledge he made to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in March of greater military cooperation.
The move, announced by the White House on Wednesday, will give the Brazilian military preferential access to American weaponry and training facilities that other nations outside of NATO cannot access. The announcement comes four months after Trump publicly promised Bolsonaro greater security cooperation.
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“I intend to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, or even possibly, if you start thinking about it, maybe a NATO ally,” he said at the time. “I’ll have to talk to a lot of people but maybe a NATO ally – which will greatly advance security and cooperation between our countries.”
Brazil joins 16 other countries in attaining major non-NATO ally status in a list that includes South Korea, Australia, and Argentina. Colombia is the only other Latin American nation affiliated with NATO as a “global partner,” meaning they are not required to participate in military action.
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During a visit to Buenos Aires in April to discuss shared geopolitical aims with Argentina, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo said that designating Brazil an extra-NATO ally “would represent a huge change for...
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